Interview with Rosa von Praunheim

     |    Monday July 4th, 2016

An edited version of this interview appeared in Exberliner Magazine (April 2015) to coincide with the theatrical release of his most recent film TOUGH LOVE and an accompanying ten film homage at Berlin’s Lichtblick cinema. Without filmmaker and (recent Bundesverdienstkreuz recipient) Rosa von Praunheim’s gamechanging films and controversial media interventions – he practically invented the 

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Partner Profile: Missing Films

     |    Tuesday June 7th, 2016

Berlin-based missingFILMs releases aesthetically sophisticated indie and auteur films that otherwise would not grace the big screen or find their way to home viewing. The missingFILMs team has been passionate about moving images since 2007, and that has allowed the company to build longterm relationships with significant directors – from queer cinema icon Rosa von 

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MÜLLER ECKE AFRIKA – Reallife Tales from the ‘Hood

     |    Friday January 8th, 2016  |     9

Sometimes the best stories are right outside your door. Filmmaker Martin Helmbrecht, based in Berlin’s working class Wedding district, took this to heart with the three-part  documentary series MÜLLER ECKE AFRIKA (Müller Corner Africa, available with English subtitles on realeyz) he conceived and co-directed with Andy Fiebert. Each episode of MÜLLER ECKE AFRIKA portrays an  

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Berlin Art Film Festival – Take 2

     |    Friday December 4th, 2015  |     12

The second edition of the Berlin Art Film Festival cheerfully disregards the tyranny of the premiere to assemble a selection of works old and new on “poetry, politics and porn“, as the festival motto boldly proclaims. The program not so much dissects the hot button topics of the day – although that function is certainly 

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Drama Queen: Kerstin Cmelka Presents Her Media Art Series “Mikrodramen” at Berlin’s Lichtblick Cinema

     |    Friday November 27th, 2015  |     5

While artist-filmmaker Kerstin Cmelka is prepping her latest opus „Animals“ (featuring her partner in crime, the Berlin-based Renaissance man Mario Mentrup), Cmelka will provide a rare opportunity to see her multimedia series “Mikrodramen“ on Saturday, November 28, 20:15 at the Lichtblick cinema in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district. “Mikrodramen” is an ongoing collection of live and 

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